Multi-agent system enhanced supervision of process automation

Teppo Pirttioja, Antti Pakonen, Ilkka Seilonen, Aarne Halme, Kari Koskinen

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    This paper studies issues concerning the application of user configurable cooperative information agents for monitoring tasks in process automation. Within this application area the amount of information gathered from the processes has been growing vastly and the supervising personnel has been minimized in the production plants. As this trend seems to keep going further, the end users need more effective information handling tools. However, the information overflow problem has also shown up in other application domains, and it is useful to discuss the similarities and differences with solutions used in these areas. This paper proposes an agent-based architecture to support active monitoring of the changes in process related data situated in various heterogeneous information sources. This approach is based on a BDI agent model, where individual user-configurable information processing modules are flexibly linked. The approach is demonstrated with an industrially inspired test scenario.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2006 IEEE Workshop on Distributed Intelligent Systems
    Subtitle of host publicationCollective Intelligence and Its Applications (DIS'06)
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    ISBN (Print)0-7695-2589-X
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event2006 IEEE Workshop on Distributed Intelligent Systems: Collective Intelligence and Its Applications (DIS'06) - Prague, Czech Republic
    Duration: 15 Jun 200616 Jun 2006


    Workshop2006 IEEE Workshop on Distributed Intelligent Systems
    Country/TerritoryCzech Republic


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